If I make the lashes dark / And the eyes more bright / And the lips more scarlet, / Or ask if all be right / From mirror after mirror, / No vanity’s displayed: / I’m looking for the face I had / Before the world was made. - excerpt from Yeats's "Before the World was Made"; photograph by Alen MacWeeney, "Young woman, Brackenstown House, Dublin" (1965)
Also on these boards
Susi, 16 years old, Dortmund, April—June 1999. Gitta Seiler’s “About Girls” takes a photographic look at young women in difficult situations, drawing on images she made between 1999 and 2009, in Germany and Russia. The book is presented in four sections: "Aborted," "Unwanted," "Jailed," and "Ran Away." Click through for more selection of Seiler's photographs on our Photo Booth blog.
I came on a great house in the middle of the night, / Its open lighted doorway and its windows all alight, / And all my friends were there and made me welcome too; / But I woke in an old ruin that the winds howled through … ~Alen MacWeeney, “Ruined house, Donegal” (1965); excerpt from Yeats’s “The Curse of Cromwell.”